Welcome Waterloo co-op students!

Explore careers, gain experience and earn money through North America's largest co-op program.

Our students are some of the best and brightest, and our employers know it! One thing is for sure: co-op at Waterloo exists because of YOU and your talent.

Now that you're here, we're committed to helping you have the most positive co-op experience possible. Visit the sections below to help you on your way.

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  1. Oct. 8, 2019Further Education Fair is coming October 23

    The Further Education Fair is coming to the SLC! The annual Fair, on October 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is your chance to learn more about how to take your education to the next level!

    Professional and graduate school representatives from Canadian and international universities/colleges will provide information to help you in planning your further education. Representatives from environment, teaching, law, MBA, health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, social work and college post-degree/certificate programs will be attending.

  2. Sep. 3, 2019Co-op: Moving out and moving on
    Student working on laptop

    This story was originally written and published on Imprint by Sunny Fleming.

    You might not know exactly what to expect until you get there —
    and that’s okay.

    I just finished a five-year English co-op program in April.

    I came to UW wondering what was in store for me as a student.

    I never really gave much thought to what co-op would be like until my second year, when I got my first co-op placement with Humber College. 

    I was going to work in the Writing Centre as a tutor, and I was beyond excited.


    Photo by David Yin


  3. Aug. 26, 2019Retiring the CECA acronym

    In February 2017, the portfolio of Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) was created, consisting of Co-operative Education, Centre for Career Action, CEE Services, WatPD, WatCACE, and Communications and Marketing. For the past two years, CEE has had a very soft launch across campus.

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